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Letter to the Editor
Reader suggests cistern may not be crypt

November 07, 2012

Dear Editor,

Please suggest to Mr. Chip Travis that the sealed room in his basement just may be a cistern ("'Scary house' isn't so scary, downtown man says," Oct. 24).

I grew up on Mechanic Street in Oxford where many of the old homes had cisterns in the basements. They were dangerous to inquisitive children as well as being scary.

His friendly visitor sounds as if she enjoys his company. Years ago, my grandparents owned the "Stagecoach Grocery" on Dixie Highway in Springfield Township. Their visitors weren't as pleasant!

Claudia Gooden

Springfield Township